Travis Perkins

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Travis Perkins Reviews

Updated June 9, 2014
Updated June 9, 2014
10 Reviews
3.8
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  1.  

    Good, needs to be Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Northampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northampton, England (UK)

    I have been working at Travis Perkins full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Accessible senior management, very strong ethics and brand values, some great teams and brands, paternalistic culture. A proudly British company.

    PS Glassdoor - John Carter is the CEO; Geoff Cooper retired at the end of 2013.

    Cons

    Company needs to grow into what it has become (a £5bn+ member of the UK FTSE 100). Systems and processes not yet up to the consistent standard needed to increase turnover and profitability in the next few years. Some unwillingness to listen to and trust your team members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ditch the high paid management consultants, fad-based initiatives (e.g. in the IT Department) and short term decision making. Make sure the skills, behaviours and processes in the excellent brands and teams are replicated into the stragglers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Safe and solid company that values its employees, but struggling to advance its technology base into the 21st century

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT  in  Northampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT in Northampton, England (UK)

    I worked at Travis Perkins full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company values its employees and, as a result, has a very experienced team
    Provides clear direction if/when required
    Encourages promotion from within the company
    Friendly team that is willing to share knowledge

    Cons

    Core technologies used within IT date back to mid 1990s
    Although management wants to update their technology stack, they don't have a clear vision on how to do so
    Relatively few challenges to be had with old technology infrastructure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give teams motivation to improve, rather than encouraging 9-5 mentality

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Every morning i am waking up and I am happy that I need to go to work .

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Packer  in  Northampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Packer in Northampton, England (UK)

    I have been working at Travis Perkins as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I love to work there because of people in there :) They all are nice and always happy to help me. Even when i am being ill at home whit flue they let me know that they miss me and care about me. It is like my work place is my happy place!

    Cons

    Learning lots of new things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every manager supervisor and team leader should be like in my working place. Always there for compani people who they are working for and people who they are working whit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Bites the hand that feeds them

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    Former Employee - Branch Administrator  in  South Shields, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Branch Administrator in South Shields, England (UK)

    I worked at Travis Perkins full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Can't think of anything off hand. You get paid when on the sick, but I never took time off sick. I just covered for everyone else who chose to stay off.

    Cons

    They must have been taken for a ride so many times in the past that their security procedures are claustrophobic at best. All the CCTV points toward the staff, not the shop floor. Branch financial errors are dealt with by "shoot first, ask questions after the funeral"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a difference between "Team building exercise" and "Getting drunk". Not everyone is a thief.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    an ok company to work for but a lot of issues

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    Current Employee - Forklift Truck Driver Labourer  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Forklift Truck Driver Labourer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Travis Perkins full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    enjoyable environment
    avg pay for the job
    payrise every year

    Cons

    lack of h&s
    lack of meetings
    some v bad attitudes with staff against others and customers
    lack of discipline and organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get your staff in gear and have some respect,
     it all starts with the organ grinder

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    wickes and travis perkins

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Category Supply  in  Harrow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Category Supply in Harrow, England (UK)

    I worked at Travis Perkins full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good bonus scheme although unfair to non managers

    Cons

    inconsistent management and double standards

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Growth oriented company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Travis Perkins

    Pros

    good working atmosphere, opportunities to learn, team work, stress free environment

    Cons

    less effort on part of the management to promote talents within the company, huge difference in pay parity.

  9.  

    Proud to be part of it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Travis Perkins full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Successful company with outstanding senior leaders
    Down to earth culture, supportive, friendly, hardworking and ambitous yet retains a family feel
    Driven by success

    Cons

    Operating in the current climate is a challenge!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, try and maintain the values at the core of the business as it grows

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic group of people to work with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Middle Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management

    I worked at Travis Perkins full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great management from Branch Managers upwards.
    Fair pay.
    Challenging environment.
    Morale.

    Cons

    Winter weather, the cold and wet can get some down. Sorry I left the company after 11 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognise that in general you have a great bunch of people working for you. Often a few words of thanks can raise spirits when times are difficult. Share scheme is important. Limit the extravegance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    An extremely well run, stable and paternal company that I am proud to be part of

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buying Manager  in  Northampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Buying Manager in Northampton, England (UK)

    I have been working at Travis Perkins

    Pros

    Recognition of good people
    Stretches and challenges
    Speed to react to new opportunities for growth
    Looks after its staff
    Very low staff turnover
    Exec Board accessible to all

    Cons

    A large number of subsidary companies with their own culture and objectives needs careful time management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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